Ken here is another outfit I would look at. Lanse a member here just bought their Stickweld 250. I'm teaching a member on Tractorbynet site how to weld. He also bought the Stickweld 250.
Even tho I have the Everlast PA-200 I wish I would have waited until the PA-300 came out, That way I would have got adjustable hot start and arc force. The Stickweld 250 as that!http://www.longevity-inc.com/